Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pottery Barn, on the cheap

I'm not much into crafts, but when I read a blog about this project, I thought well, if I mess it up, no great loss, what the heck. The inspiration came from Pottery Barn; here's their bigger, nicer, pricey version:

And here is the more modest, smaller, MUCH cheaper thing I was going to attempt to make:
Pickles and Cheese

It just looked fun! Before I could back out I bought all the supplies and...and...told people. It's one thing to say you might do something, but after you say you WILL, you just have to. So I did! Lisa made one too. Andrea worked on another project, for Santa.  Here's a few shots, in progress:

We got this far:

Then I did the stenciling and white circles.

Stained it twice and there it is, my Pottery Barn art project! I think it's cool. I may add some more stain...or not. :)


gwen said...

THAT IS SO ADORABLE!!!! Good job, Susan! Look at you going all crafty. Wish you were here to help me with my tutu.

MaryRuth said...

I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!!!! Great job!!! Wish I had one!

Be A Saint said...

It looks so awesome, Susan. I am so impressed. My project for Santa is still sitting in the back of the Excursion!!!

Lisa said...

Looks great!!! Where are you going to hang it? I think mine will go in the scrapbook room.

Susan said...

Thanks all! Lisa, I don't know I'm going to put it...right now it's propped on the mantel so I can walk by and look. ;)

Lou Ellen said...

Looks good! You are a crafty woman after all.